6 January 2002

The most recent issue of Granta includes a deeply pleasurable essay by Griel Marcus on his adventures in academia — specifically, what happened when he introduced an assortment of Berkeley professors to the wonders of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. (We were just talking about Harry here, if you remember.) For everyone who’s had to endure a scornful prof whining about the philistines in her Intro To Whatever course and suspected that outside her classroom that prof would be about as interesting and well-informed as a bag of rice, you’ll find turnabout to be gratifying play.

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6 January 2002

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